NATCHEZ-On Tuesday evening February 2 at approximately 11:34pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division, 4 units from Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #5 and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to a residential structure fire in the 100 block of La. Hwy 119 in Natchez according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The residence owned by Rufus Sowell Sr. and rented by James Robinson of Natchez was a total loss.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.
Robinson was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center suffering from possible smoke inhalation.
Fire units remained on the scene until 2:30am. NPSO Deputies closed La. Hwy 119 temporarily while fire units worked the scene.